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At this time of year I’m remembering the questions we used to have in our school about the PATs - ‘Term 4 is coming up - what week shall we do the PATs in?’ ‘Have we got enough Test 3s for the Year 5s?’ ‘When’s the BOT report due - we need to have it sorted by then?’. You know those conversations I’m sure.
By Cathie Johnson
Focussed school-wide inquiry is a powerful way for school leaders to engage staff and make a difference for students’ learning outcomes.
What happens when four teachers in a senior primary syndicate launch confidently into a term-long inquiry process based around games?
In case you missed it...
We've put out a call for contributions to a special issue of set: Research information for teachers on the theme of "Playing, gaming, and learning"
Are you keen to write for this special issue?
Extended abstracts of up to 800 words are due by Friday April 20, 2018.
Over the past two summers I've posted some recommendations for things to read, watch, listen to, or play if you're interested in games, gamification, and game design for learning.